PURCHASE COLLEGE CATALOG 2016–18
Draft in progress
BS in Communications
This major helps students to gain a greater understanding of the role of media in today’s global society. Courses cover historical, sociological, and psychological analyses of media, including film, television, print, and emerging technologies. This major is also offered at the Rockland Community College extension site.
While fulfilling general degree requirements, students must complete the following requirements for this major:
|1.||Humanities courses||15 credits|
|2.||Natural sciences courses, including
PSY 3365/Advanced Psychology of Communication
|3.||Social sciences courses, including the following:
CMS 1500/Introduction to Mass Media and
|4.||Performing and/or visual arts courses||6 credits|
a. Social sciences courses, including two survey
courses on the history or sociology of film or
other mass media
b. All in humanities courses or
all in natural sciences courses
|6.||Communications/media studies electives||15 credits|
|7.||General electives||30 credits|
|8.||CAP 4800/Senior Capstone||4 credits|
Please refer to the Overview of Academic Requirements for additional information.
For updates during 2016–2018, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/academicprograms/ce/adult/academic-requirements.aspx.